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Shooting nets 2 arrests

Two Greenville men have been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder following a Monday shooting that left none injured.

Christopher Brian Allison, age 29, and Remar Anthony Ball, age 30, have been charged with eight counts of attempted murder; two counts of assault in the second degree; one count of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle; one count of shooting in an occupied dwelling; and burglary in the first degree.

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said the incident began Monday afternoon on Meadowview Drive, out on Highway 10 East, adding that on Sunday night, there was an “altercation between a man and a woman” in town.

Harden said the shooting occurred, based on intel he’s received, in the yard at the residence on Meadowview Drive.

“He had come out of the bushes and started shooting toward all the kids in the yard playing,” Harden said. “Then, he went in the house, where he assaulted a female and child in there.”

Harden said the only injuries came as a result of the assault inside the residence.

Allison and Ball were apprehended a short while later at the intersection of Highways 10 and 31 after a Sheriff’s deputy pulled up behind them, adjacent to the Marathon gas station.

An eye witness, who didn’t give his name, said both men gave up quietly.

“The guys had their hands already out the window,” he said. “Then, the police got there with their guns out.”

Harden said the case is still under investigation.